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​In high-pole lion dance, Vietnamese women prove they match male peers

Tuesday, March 06, 2018, 17:56 GMT+7
A group of female dancers practice on the poles. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of female dancers practice on the poles. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Vietnamese record holder Le Yen Quyen, 24, is pictured during her pole-climbing performance. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Vietnamese record holder Le Yen Quyen, 24, is pictured during her pole-climbing performance. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A dancer prepares a flag before a performance. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A dancer prepares a flag before a performance. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Every dancer has to practice a hundred times to master the skill. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Every dancer has to practice a hundred times to master the skill. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Luong An Duong, head of the Tu Anh Duong school, instructs his students before a training session. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Luong An Duong, head of the Tu Anh Duong school, instructs his students before a training session. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Le Yen Quyen and her husband, a fellow practitioner of the Tu Anh Duong school. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Le Yen Quyen and her husband, a fellow practitioner of the Tu Anh Duong school. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of female dancers have dinner after a late night practice session. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of female dancers have dinner after a late night practice session. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of female dancers perform during an event in Can Tho, southern Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of female dancers perform during an event in Can Tho, southern Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A dancer takes charge of drumming during a performance. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A dancer takes charge of drumming during a performance. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of female dancers load their equipment on a truck after a performance. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of female dancers load their equipment on a truck after a performance. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Vietnamese record holder Le Yen Quyen, 24, is pictured during her pole-climbing performance. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Vietnamese record holder Le Yen Quyen, 24, is pictured during her pole-climbing performance. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of female dancers practice on the poles just like their male peers. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of female dancers practice on the poles just like their male peers. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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